Welcome to Our Cyber Baby Shower

Cyber Baby Shower

37wks-cyber-shower-shot.jpgWelcome to the Party!

Pamela, a mom-entrepreneur who owns a great store called Happy Panda, graciously offered to throw us a “Cyber Baby Shower”.

As many of you know, Janice’s baby Olivia didn’t want to miss the fun, so she made her world debut early. Olivia was due to arrive on Oct 9th, four days before her cousin Sophia (Susan’s baby) is expected, but Olivia couldn’t wait that long. She fled her watery home on September 28th at 1:45am.

The above photo was taken almost two weeks ago while Janice and I were both still pregnant. Now I (Susan) am pregnant all by myself…

Olivia Sept 30So Olivia is here to celebrate her own baby shower. Sophia is still waiting quietly inside me and will have to wait a little longer before she sees all her fantastic gifts.

Okay, let’s start the party…

Here’s what we’re going to do:

First, we’ll play a few shower games that you can have fun with on your own blog and try to win some prizes. We’ll suggest some questions that you can run with on your blog to create a fun party post. After you’ve written your post, you can sign the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post so that others can come by and visit your party post.

Second, we’ll take a look at all the adorable gifts we received. We are so incredibly thankful to have received such beautiful gifts from some of the best companies online.

Third, you can leave a comment on this post to enter yourself in the draw for the rest of the prizes. Prizes will be announced October 5th.

Fourth, you can cruise through the Mr. Linky and visit the other blog parties and meet some new friends and have fun!

Okay… let’s have some fun with Shower Games!

Here’s the deal… On your own blog, create a “Cyber Shower Party Post” and then include as many responses to the following questions as you’d like.

The first couple include posting photos of yourself and these are certainly optional. BUT, there is big motivation as you can win the top pick of all the prizes. The third question also puts you in the running for third pick of prizes. Then the other questions are all just for fun and you can answer whichever ones you think your readers want to hear about.

The rest of the prizes will be handed out randomly through the comments.

So, to clarify… We will go through the Mr. Linky list of blog party posts and select winners for
1. The most sympathy-inspiring delivery photo.
2. The best (perhaps biggest) baby bump.
3. The most remarkable, interesting or brutal delivery story.

In your post, if you entered any of those submissions, also include (in the text of your post) your top three picks for prizes. Then if we choose your submission, we’ll give you your top pick prize.

Then, we will randomly draw numbers for the rest of the prizes. If you want to be entered in the draw for prizes, include a COMMENT on this post and please include some of your top choices for prizes. So, for example, if we pick comment #20, and that is your comment, we will check to see which of your preferred prizes is still available. Then we’ll assign that prize to you and remove it from the prize pot. And we’ll continue drawing random numbers and handing out prizes until the prizes are all gone. You can enter as many or as few preferred prizes as you wish… ie. you could order all 37 prizes or just a few.

Click here to see the list of PRIZES!!!

Does that make sense?

Okay… let’s get started…

Do you want FIRST PICK of all the prizes?

Let’s see who has got the most sympathy-inspiring photo of themselves during or immediately following birthing one of their children.

I’m including a photo I took of Janice the other night as she delivered Olivia. (Since I, Susan, am the one typing this post as Janice snuggles her little baby, I have the power to insert a photo of her and not one of me… ha ha ha… evil cackle. Besides she’s the one who got to get her pain over with first. Plus, I don’t have a photo of me birthing Julia handy… good excuse, hey?)

The Pain of BirthThis photo is the very instant Olivia has been pulled from the womb and placed on Janice’s belly. Olivia’s umbilical cord has yet to be cut.

Look at that pain and exhaustion… oh my goodness… it makes me dread my upcoming delivery of Sophia. But it’s amazing how quickly we forget all that pain once our precious bundle is with us.

Now it’s your turn… On your own blog, in your “Cyber Shower Party Post” include a photo of you suffering the unbelievable pain of delivery.

Our hostess, Pamela from Happy Panda, will look at all the photos and choose who has the most sympathy inspiring image.

If you win, you get to have your FIRST PICK from all the prizes!!!

Now for your chance for SECOND PICK from all the prizes!!!

Let’s see your baby bump photos. Include on your blog a photo of you showing off your pregnant belly. We’ll pick the best baby bump photo and award that mom the second pick from the prizes.

And for your chance for THIRD PICK from all the prizes

Tell us your baby delivery story. On your blog, include the story of birthing one or more of your children. Maybe it was funny, interesting in some way, heartwarming or just downright brutal… just tell it like it was.

Our judge Pamela will select the most remarkable story and award that mom the third pick of prizes.

And here are some more questions that you can answer on your blog:

  1. Pick a few of the gifts described below and tell your readers about them. For example, you could choose three gifts you’d never seen before. Or select three gifts that you wish you had received at your shower.
  2. Tell us your favorite baby name for a boy and a girl. (We’ve already named Olivia and Sophia, but it’s always fun to hear favorite names.)
  3. Post a photo of yourself as a newborn or as a child.
  4. Post photos of your children as newborns.
  5. Tell us your favorite nursery rhyme and/or children’s book.
  6. What was the best/worst baby shower gift you received?
  7. What did you like the most/least about being pregnant?

Look At All These Amazing Gifts!

Cyber Baby Shower Gifts

Above is a sampling of some of the beautiful gifts we’ve been given. We tried to get as many as we could into the photo, but our photo taking time was cut short. Janice had to quickly snap the photo as she ran off to the hospital.

So let’s dig in…

Happy PandaLet’s first look at this adorable shower wreath given to us by our wonderful hostess Pamela from Happy Panda.

This beautiful wreath contains one 3-6 month panda t-shirt, one 3-6 month panda one piece with matching hat and an infant safe panda bear holding three bundled wash clothes.

Happy Panda is the brand for bigger babies.

Pamela Kramer is the brilliant work-at-home mom behind Happy Panda. After having two babies who grew so fast they never fit the standard baby sized clothing, she decided to turn this challenge into a fantastic business.

Doll slingOur good friend Jennifer at All Natural Mommies sent Julia and Jackson the most adorable doll slings. Here’s a photo taken from Jennifer’s site showing another girl holding her doll sling. I don’t yet have photos of Julia and Jackson with their slings.

Jackson has already tried his on and is convinced he’ll soon graduate from carrying stuffed animals in his sling to actually carrying Olivia. Yikes!

I can’t wait to see Julia copy mommy and carry around her dolls in her own sling. It’s going to be the cutest thing ever!

Allizon.com is about Simplicity for Busy Mothers.

Allizon Pearl Bracelet Allizon Bracelet Allizon Gift Basket

Allison Velazquez is a single mother and Mompreneur. She founded Allizon.com as a place for busy moms where they “can share their problems, solutions & ideas” and also shop for that special something to make themselves feel pampered.

The Moms Revitalizing Basket that Allison sent us is the ideal gift to send to any woman on any occasion. Allison also sent us two darling little baby bracelets. The first tiny treasure is a made of Pink Fresh Water Pearls and has a cute little Butterfly Charm. The second is her Baby Heart Charm Bracelet which is made of jade, fresh water pearls, and a heart Charm.

Shower HugBelmama & Cherub is home to the Shower Hug.

Ane is the inventive mom behind the Shower Hug. She created the Shower Hug after she had her first baby. Ane says, “I made it of the softest, most luxurious knit terry velor to provide expectant and new moms with gentle bust line support and to soothe sensitive nipples and breasts associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Consider it a hug from this mom to you!”

Blessed Baby - Faith Baby OnesieThanks to Blessed Baby, Olivia and Sophia will be proudly declaring themselves as “Faith Babies” with these heavenly onesies.

Blessed Baby is a unique mom-owned business that offers faith inspired products ranging from bibs and blankets to baby onesies and t-shirts.

With phrases such as “Love is Patient”, “Faith Baby” and “Blessed Baby”, your baby can praise God before she can form words.

Christian Toys for Boys and GirlsChristian Toys for Boys and Girls sent Sophia and Olivia each one of their lovable Jesus Loves Me Bears. This soft and cuddly bear sweetly sings “Jesus Loves Me” to your child.

Karla’s site is called Christian Toys for Boys and Girls and she works with a business called My Blessed Toys whose goal is to empower our children for Christ through play.

They also have wonderful Messengers of Faith dolls and other inspiring toys for your children.

Cushie PushieHere’s a helpful new product idea from another smart thinking mom. It’s called a Cushie Pushie and “it is a pillow designed to help nursing mothers gain the correct breast position for easier breastfeeding.”

I’ve never seen anything like this little pillow before. It is only 5 1/4″ wide X 7″ high X 3″ deep. “The unique triangular shape allows the breast to be pushed up while allowing your arm to provide additional support to help keep it in place throughout the feeding.”

Diaper CakeHere is the center piece for the next baby shower you attend. Can you just imagine how thrilled you’ll make the mother-to-be when you grace the center of her gift table with one of these elaborate diaper cakes?

You’ll certainly be the guest of honor when you present one of these cakes.

And not only is this gift breathtaking, when the new mom finally breaks down and takes apart the exquisitely wrapped work of art, she will be thrilled to have such a practical gift. The diapers, lotions and other treats packed inside these cakes are must-have items that will definitely be used and appreciated.

Visit Diaper Cakewalk to order yours.

Good For The Kids is the perfect place to shop for baby gifts. It is a mom-owned shop and carries a fantastic selection of award winning products.

We are so thankful to have received one of their Itzbeen Baby Care timers and an ultra-cute WubbaNub pacifier.

Good For The Kids - Itz Been

Good For The Kids - Wubba Nub

Definitely take a few moments to browse through their site and find ways to “Nurture, Engage and Decorate”.

Graced Designs Watercolor PaintingCan you imagine having your own custom watercolor painting of your favorite photo? Graced Designs can transform a photo of your children into a watercolor piece of art. One of her paintings would be a perfect gift for any mother on any special occasion.

Heather has graciously offered to do two custom watercolor paintings for us — one for Janice and another for me. I’m so excited… now we’ll have to choose the photos. We’ll have to make sure we get a couple of great photos of Julia and Jackson with their new sisters.

As well as paintings, Graced Designs does web design. So if you’re dreaming of a new look for your site, check out her site now.

Holly Rose Aromatherapy is all about essential, fragrant and naturally handmade aromatherapy bath and body products. We are so thankful to have a taste of bliss with Holly Rose’s aromatherapy lotion and salve.

“This wonderful rich lotion contains the beneficial ingredients of Rice bran oil, Organic Sunflower oil, apricot kernel oil, glycerin, green tea extract and shea butter.” And the Healing Salve is made of pure essential oils, herbs, beeswax and olive oil.

Holly Rose Aromatherapy Lotion Holly Rose Aromatherapy Salve

All of the products at Holly Rose Aromatherapy are great for gifts and for your own everyday enjoyment.

Island Baby BoutiqueIsland Baby Boutique offers personalized baby items as well as unique Hawaiian print fabrics.

We are thrilled with the charming matching sets that the Island Baby Boutique sent us for Olivia and Sophia.

Visit their site for nursing pillow covers, bibs, burp cloths and more.

Ju Ju Beane Boutique, a fabulous store where you can find playful, hip children’s clothes, sent us the cutest little packages that open up into the cutest little clothes. They are made by Kumquat.

JuJu Beane Ju Ju Beane Baby Clothes

If you are looking for a fantastic place to shop online for unique, top quality, kid’s clothes, head over to Ju Ju Beane Boutique. It is an adorable site with adorable stuff. And in addition to giving 3 winners a $20 gift card each to their online store, Ju Ju Beane Boutique is offering visitors from 5 Minutes for Mom who shop at Ju Ju Beane Boutique from October 1st-6th 10% off their order using code 5MIN10.

Now isn’t this Konfidence baby wet suit just the smartest and cutest product ever? The Baby Warma keeps babies warm in the water and makes hanging on to their slippery wet bodies easier.

Konfidence Baby Wet Suit

Doesn’t it just make you want to take your baby swimming right now?

Lisa Leonard DesignsLisa Leonard Designs sent Janice and me each one of these exquisite “Lucky Mommy” necklaces.

Lisa has a wonderful collection of sterling stamped jewelry. Take a moment to browse through her site.

Every woman loves a piece of handmade jewelry. Lisa’s work would make a perfect gift for your mother, sister or friend.

Love SeptemberLove, September is a fantastic etsy shop run by a stay at home mom of a toddler.

She hand makes practical, playful products for you and your child. We were blessed to receive two beautiful flower headbands for Olivia and Sophia. But you can also find other great items such as extra long diaper changing pads in an assortment of fabrics.

Mom 4 Life - SwaddleazeMom 4 Life is a mom-owned store with a fabulous selection of products that all moms need.

We’re looking forward to trying out this new Swaddleaze sleep sack that they’ve sent us.

At Mom 4 Life, you can find products Just for Dad and Just for Mom and all you want for feeding and holding.

They have all you can ask for to make diaper duty almost a pleasure.

MostessMostess Creations makes designs for the modern homemaker.

“Mary Michele Little, the designer, is a mom herself, and understands how important it is to have good, absorbent bibs and burp clothes.”

Her handmade bibs and burp cloths, and aprons are made from unique fabrics. Mary searches the country for fantastic fabrics — from the streets of New York to the big shows in Las Vegas to small mom & pop vendors all over.

My Mommy’s BraceletMy Mommy’s Bracelet offers personalized Mothers Bracelets (also known as Mommy Bracelets), Baby or Girls Bracelets, Grandmothers Bracelets, Awareness Jewelry and Bridal Jewelry.

We are so excited to see the “Big Sister” custom bracelet that My Mommy’s Bracelet is creating for Julia.

Take a few moments to look through the site and find the perfect customized bracelet.

Peekaboo BabyPeekaboobaby are the hip nursing covers for moms on the go.

I remember my first time trying to nurse Julia in public. I was at a party and sitting next to a professional 6-time nursing mother who effortlessly and discreetly nursed her newborn with a blanket tossed over her shoulder. Well, I just couldn’t manage it. The blanket kept slipping and I was an awkward embarrassed mess. What I wouldn’t have given that day for a Peekaboobaby nursing cover.

But now I’m set for nursing Sophia in public. With my stylish Peekaboobaby nursing cover there’s nowhere I won’t be able to nurse.

Runaway RabbitRunaway Rabbit is the brilliant creation of two enterprising stay-at-home moms.

When Gayla and Laura went in search of the “perfect pair of bunny slippers that reminded each of them of a long lost pair from younger days” they didn’t find slippers, but they found their niche.

Together they created the perfect pair of bunny slippers and have gone on to create even more versions of the ideal bunny slippers such as these FLiP HoP slippers.

Signing TimeWe are huge Signing Time fans!

Julia learned so much sign language from the Signing Time videos that she could communicate all of her needs long before she could talk.

We are so grateful to have discovered these DVDs in time for Julia to learn to sign, and now we’re looking forward to signing with Olivia and Sophia.

The Baby Signing Time gift set is a perfect baby shower gift, and we’re so thankful to be receiving a set for our girls.

Sweet Pea CreationsSweet Pea Creations sent us the most darling set of Thank You Cards.

Sweet Pea Creations offers custom handmade birth and adoption announcements, baby shower invitations, baptism and christening invitations, and note cards for your special event.

The mom behind the site is Susan a work-at-home mom with a 5 year old daughter and a 3 year old son.

TBO DesignsTBO Designs is a digital photo studio offering professional photo editing.

TBO Designs, Inc specializes in all aspects photograph restoration, retouching, colorization, enhancement, color-correction, glamorization, online store product retouching.”

Jenny, the mom behind TBO Designs, has generously offered to digitally enhance a photo of Olivia and Sophia for us.

Menu Planning CentralI’m excited to try out this menu planning service from Menu Planning Central. Janice and I are both notorious for procrastinating on planning dinner. There are too many nights where, at either of our homes, a fly on the wall would be laughing at our overused “what am I going to make for dinner” sigh.

Sip n SnackBlessed Moms Baby Gear has sought out the best baby products and collected them for your easy access. Her site offer items like this brilliant Sip n Snack cup. I’m so excited to try let Julia try out this cup. She’s going to love it!

The site also has a fun section of products titled “Before Kids…” which reflect on our lives before having children.

The work-at-home mom behind Blessed Moms Baby Gear gets her inspiration from her precious son Braylon.

Classy MommyClassy Mommy is “your one stop to find everything baby – from baby toys to nursery furniture to accessories for mom.” Their site includes a helpful product finder that lets you quickly find exactly what you need. And they even generously donate all earnings from shopping through our partner sites to charity.

Colleen is the founder of Classy Mommy and a stay at home mom for her daughter Mackenzie. She sent us a couple of adorable products that she recently reviewed on her site. A Sweeters doll for Olivia and a NannyGram for Sophia.

Kari and KijsaKari & Kijsa are design experts.

They offer “Step by Step Decorating” services to help those of us who aren’t as gifted with interior design know-how.

They also have a blog where they offer decorating tips, helpful hints and online advice.

Pure WorksPureWorks offers unique, non-toxic skin sanitizers that don’t contain alcohol. They have lotions, body soaps, foam & sprays and a hard surface disinfectant.

PureWorks kills 99.9% of bacterial and other harmful germs that cause illness and infection. And it is persistent. It continues to protect your skin for hours after application

LeeAnn Mason is a distributor with PureWorks and has sent us a spray and two foams for us to test out.

Skimbaco is an upscale children’s boutique. They offer children’s designer clothing, shoes and accessories, great baby gifts, home deco and toys and even women’s designer jewelry.

Skimbaco Skimbaco

We are thrilled to receive this beautiful Peace necklace and cute Princess key chain.

The Two Wonder Moms are Samantha and Jen and their passion is designing bracelets.

Two Wonder Moms Bracelets Two Wonder Moms Bracelets

They make beautiful handmade Name Bracelets, Nursing/Feeding Bracelets, Just for Fun Bracelets and Bridesmaid Bracelets which are perfect for any lady in your life.

Urban BotanicUrban Botanic lets you create a signature scent that expresses everything that’s you.

They have a brilliant concept. You mix and match UB Perfume Oils until you come up with your perfect scent. Then you add your custom scent to unscented bath & body products. How fun is that? The ultimate in personalization.

Diane and Avis work with Urban Botanic.

Diane gave us a bottle of delightfully scented shower gel. I can’t wait to use it. And Avis sent us a bottle of Urban Botanic nourishing lotion that she scented exclusively for us. She named the scent “Apple Baby Bottom”. It is a scent combination of Green Apple and Heliotrope (which smells like powder).

Your Special Tee Your Special Tee

Your Special Tee sent this adorable set of Big Sister and Little Sister t-shirts for Julia and Sophia. I just can’t wait to see them both wearing their shirts.

Here’s the Mr. Linky where you sign up if you have written a “Cyber Shower Party Post” on your own blog.

Before you go party hopping, remember to leave a comment on this post to be entered in the random prize drawing.

In your comment include a list of the prizes you would prefer if we draw your name. (You can refer to the prize numbers and/or include the company or product name.)

Click here to see the list of PRIZES!!!

Have fun party hopping…

Update: Thank you to everyone who came to our cyber baby shower.
It was great fun.
Click here to see the list of prize winners.

Comments

  1. says

    I can’t believe I’m first!

    I wasn’t brave enough to post photos of me after giving birth so I just answered one of the questions instead! hee hee

    Congratulations to both of you!

  2. says

    Congratulations Janice!!! I have not been on here in awhile, and did not realize you were so close to delivery! I remember when you were first pregnant, and believing to see your pregnancy “come to life”.
    God is SO good, and she is so perfectly adorable. Congrats!

    ~Angel

  3. brandy w says

    congrats, me and olivia share the same birthday now. i don’t have a blog so i’ll go for the random drawing. i could use anything. i’m due with a boy 12/6/07. i really would like the gr8x diaper bag.

  4. says

    Congrats! I don’t have a blog either so I am also going for the random drawing. I would like the Graced Designs custom painting, TBO designs photo enhancement, OR the Your Special Tee toddler tshirt.

    What a great idea this is! :)

  5. says

    Congrats! Well, I’m posting my huge prego bump on my blog so please enjoy. I would love to win a diaper cake, but if that’s taken then the Peekaboo Baby cover. So cute!

  6. says

    Great Gifts… so fun to be a part of this cyber shower!! My personal fave’s are: #10, graced designs; #2, shower hugs; #22, swaddleaze; #19, lucky mom necklace; #7 Cushie Pushie, and #36, mommy bracelet!! Everything you got is amazing– so hard to choose! Lucky you!! Congrats on your beautiful baby girls!! :)

  7. says

    WOW- there are SO many amazing gifts here!! And I love the pics you shared! This is awesome! I’m playing along, but please don’t enter me for any prizes. I’d love to see someone else win BIG TIME!

    Congrats again!
    Steph

  8. says

    I told my mother there would be no cameras until I had a chance to apply make-up! haha. Maybe I’ll post a baby bump–but mine was pretty normal-sized.

    But I did blog about Baby Diva’s Grand Entry and sign your Mr. Linky. I’m sure someone will have a story about giving birth up a tree or on an airplane or something, but I figured I would share mine, anyway.

    I’d love to be entered for the birth story and also for commenting.

    If I were oh-so-lucky as to be chosen for my post or for my comment, I would be interested in these prizes, more or less in order:

    # 22, # 9, # 15, # 6, # 11, # 20, # 8, # 29, # 30, # 37

    Thanks and congrats to Janice, welcome to Olivia, best of luck to Susan and Sophia, and a wish for blessings on all of you!

  9. says

    Congratulations! I have posted about the party on my blog. I can’t participate in the first few games as I have yet to have any babies. But I joined in some of the other games. What fun!

    prizes:
    #29, #20, #22, #19, #3, and the doll sling

  10. Angela says

    Ohhh, I love baby showers. Here are my picks…#3, #15, #36, #34, #30!!
    Congrats on the new baby and upcoming baby! :)

  11. says

    I am so thrilled for both of you. I don’t have any baby bump pics to post, but I’d love to play along for a random drawing: #5, #10, #18, and #28 all caught my eye. :)

    And, uh…check your email, k?

  12. says

    So many prizes!

    My top four “picks”:
    #22 $25 gift certfiicate to Mom-4-Life
    #24 nursing cover from Peekaboo Baby
    #37 baby/toddler t-shirt from Your Special Tee
    #33 one month gift certificate from The Menu Mom

  13. says

    Just popping in to congratulate Janice on the birth of baby Olivia!
    And Susan, wishing you the best and hoping Sophia makes her grand entrance very soon! Everyone is looking forward to her arrival.

    And good luck to everyone attending the shower! Hope you all win a great prize! :)
    Susan

  14. says

    There are so many to choose from, I really like the bunny slippers, the black and red diaper bag, any of the aromatherapy things, diaper cake,…. I could go on and on. whoo, what a fun thing to do. So hop over, I do not have any downloadable pics. but I have a GREAT Story. Come read.

  15. Deb says

    Congrats Janice!! Hope you are doing well. What a great cyber shower! There are so many great prizes. My favorites being (in no particular order) #6, #8, #13, #10, #23, #24 & #26.

  16. katherine says

    Don’t have a blog, so I can’t play along that way, but FWIW my son was born after 10 hours of labor with no pain, no interventions, and no tears despite his head being 36cm and his hand was stuck to his face! That’s what hypno-birthing can do for you! :)

    I love the baby-doll sling. :)

  17. says

    I just had a friend give birth last night, a week early! I’d love to get her or me one of these snazzy gifts!
    1) the Lucky Mommy necklace
    2) Menu Planning for a month
    3) Mom 4 Life gift certificate
    4) Peekaboobie… I have one that was made by someone, but it doesn’t work very well, kinda homemade, but not very well.
    Thanks and congratulations!

  18. says

    CYber shower!! yay so much fun!! I’m just enjoying seeing all the goodies you recieved and visiting there web sites. Congratulations to both of you!!!

  19. says

    Congrats ladies! Susan it wont be long until your little girl is in your arms.

    As for the prizes, I don’t care. I shared my birth story and photos of my L&D with my second baby!

  20. says

    Wow, what an amazing contest! I am thrilled that you are getting all this loot too – you totally deserve it, girls! You always bring us such good things!

    I am pregnant with number 3.

    I could use almost anything. I especially love:

    #’s 24,10,37,31,23,11

  21. says

    hm, my comment didn’t show up.

    I just wanted to say congrats to you ladies, and now after reading all the birth stories I want another baby!!!!

    I’d like to be entered in any of the drawings please!

  22. says

    I just wanted to thank everyone who has helped with this shower it has turned out wonderful. I am not entering for a prize just leaving a post to congratulate Janice and Susan! Hope everyone has a great time.

  23. says

    I wish I had a blog…seeing all of your photos wants me to yank mine off the CD’s and post them, but I don’t have one :( I have a great belly bump shot and an even better birth picture….darn! LOL

  24. says

    It has been an adventure and a thrill to “watch” the two of you go through your pregnancies! What a blessing to be where you are now! Continued prayers for a safe and healthy delivery Susan!!! And huge congratulations to Janice!

  25. says

    Congrats to Janice and good luck to you, Susan! I started a party post on my blog. Thanks for the opportunity at some great prizes! My top picks are numbers 36, 6, 19, and 3!

  26. says

    Welcome Olivia and praying for a safe arrival for little Sophia!!

    I have posted my baby delivery stories on my party post! I can’t seem to find pics though…

    God bless,
    Sallie

  27. Kelly says

    Welcome Olivia!! :-)

    What a great selection of prizes. I don’t have a blog, but I’m most interested in the Signing Times (we don’t get that show here), the Graced Designs, Sweet Pea Creations, Diaper Cakewalk, Blessed Baby, and Blessed Toys prizes.

    I can’t wait to “meet” Sophia!

  28. says

    Olivia is a little doll and I’m sure that Sophia will be too. Congratulations ladies! What lucky little babies to have fun mommies like you.

    Love the Signing Times videos!

  29. says

    Congratulations Janice! She’s just gorgeous!

    I played along on my blog. It was fun remembering my daughter’s birth!

    My favorite prizes are #5, #10, #27, and #31.

  30. Laura W says

    Wow, such great things! They are all fabulous, but I think the peekaboobaby or Island Baby Boutique items are among the top. :)

  31. says

    wow what a beautiful little one!
    Thanks so much for this party!
    I love all the prizes and its hard to choose but I think these are my top picks
    # 6
    # 8
    # 11
    # 30

  32. says

    I LOVE the idea of a cyber baby shower. I think this is the most fun I’ve had since I started blogging. Congrats to you two beautiful ladies! If I were to win a prize, my favorite products are from Jujubean boutique, Blessed Baby, or Graced Designs. But I LOVE all the prizes. Everything is so cute.

  33. Stephanie says

    This is so sweet of everbody that contributed the products. I love it all but had to narrow it done a little. I love Mom 4 Life, Lisa Leonard(so beautiful), Ju Ju boutique, Graced Designs, and Allizon. Good Luck to everybody..

  34. says

    What great goodies! Congratulations!!! What a fun idea! I hadn’t looked at my birth pictures in a while. It brought tears to my eyes. How the time flies. Enjoy every minute!!

  35. says

    SO MANY FAB PRIZES
    THIS IS GONNA BE SO AWESOME
    CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN GIRLS

    I LOVE ALL THESE GUESS IM EASY TO PLEASE
    1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37

  36. Suzanne says

    What a cute idea! I just found your site but am giong to jump in for the comment prize drawing! :-) I have two babies 1 and 2.5 years old and if we’re drawn we’d love 24, 29, 20, 10, 13, 22, or anything at all. Thanks so much!

  37. Sallie says

    I keep getting a message that says it looks like I am spamming.. I’m not sure why. Anyway, I have my baby delivery stories up. God bless,
    Sallie

  38. says

    I entered pics of my pregnant belly with BOTH of my pregnancies. I was huge. I bet I’ve got you all beat on my belly bump! 😉

    Here are the prizes I like if I were to win:
    #29 Signing Time Set, #22 Gift card from Mom 4 Life, #9 Good for kids gift card,

  39. Amy A. says

    Great prizes! My favorites are:
    1) Graced Designs
    2) Sweet Pea Creations
    3) JuJu Beane Boutique
    4) Mom 4 Life
    5) Skimbaco
    And if those are all taken, I’ll gladly accept anything else. They are seriously all wonderful.

  40. says

    Good luck everyone and congratulations Janice and Susan. Hope you have a fab shower. Looks like everyone is having a grand time!!!!!

  41. Amanda says

    Congratulations! Nothing is more exciting than a new baby – thanks for letting us share in the joy! Only in blog world do you guys have to go through the work (delivery) and we get the prizes! I would love to show off my little June baby with a Graced Design painting foremost or be ready to go for next summer with a baby warma! Best wishes to you both!

  42. Amy says

    Congrats to Janice and Susan! 2 Adopted babies so no delivery or baby bump photos-but lots of precious moments!

  43. says

    What a fun idea…I will post our “delivery” photo but I think that is the only one I can participate in since I have never been pregnant….LOL

  44. says

    What a fun baby shower…probably the best I’ve ever been to! :). I’ll post on my blog later, including pictures of my lovely newborn (who is now 1…where does the time go?) In the mean time, thanks for the great contests…I’d love any of the prizes.

  45. SarahHub says

    Congratulations! It’s hard to pick my favorite — I love the custom tutu from Love, September. I also love the Blessed Baby clothes. Everything is fatastic!

  46. Bailey's Leaf says

    Silly girls! Not EVERYONE has a child by birth! So, needless to say, all of us adoptive moms feel a little left out! :( Our baby may not have been born out of my womb, but certainly was born in our hearts! And yes, I know that y’all know that!

    But, dip my name into 9, 10, 19, 22, and 36 please.

    Congrat’s on baby!

  47. says

    This is so fantastic! What mom doesn’t love to tell her birth stories and show off her agony and big belly and win a prize for it! I love a virtual baby shower!

  48. says

    How sad is it that I just had my baby two months ago and I’m already wanting another one?!?! It’s too bad I didn’t record my deliveries…I could watch the tape and remind myself why I want to WAIT LOL

    Great gifts! I’ve blogged about your contest as well as entered for 2nd and 3rd pick at prizes: http://themommyrambles.blogspot.com/2007/10/congratulations-susan-and-janice.html

    I love ALOT of the prizes…here’s my picks:
    3,4,5,7,9,10,13,15,19,22,23,24,26,29,30,34,36,37

  49. says

    I posted the first three questions and a couple others on my blog. How fun!

    I love all the presents. I think the only one I already have is the Swaddle Me blanket…and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! My daughter is wrapped up in hers right now. :)

    Congrats to you both!

  50. says

    wow this was a great chance to journal this horrible delivery tale! it brought back tears remembering it!

    I love the stamped sterling jewelry,and anything else fun! the snack and sip cup is super cool! and so is the super cute child doll sling! there would be major fights about that in my house! i think even by big kids would want to try it!

    good luck with your new babies both of you! enjoy them while they are tiny, it never lasts long enough!

  51. says

    Okay I posted on the baby bump, birth story and right after delivery photo.
    Congratulations on the birth of Olivia.
    The prizes I’m most interest in are
    Mom 4 Life #22, Love, September #20, Allizon.com #1, JuJu Bean Boutique #15, Peekaboobaby #24, Mommy Bracelet/Baby Girl Bracelet #36, Signing Time #29, and Good For Kids #9

  52. says

    Please Count me in! My sister in law is pregnant and I would love to be able to win some these for her.

    Question – When is the deadline to submitting entries in the Linky? I just read this post so I’d have to work on a post tonight. Is the deadline Oct. 4th? because I saw that winners will be announce Oct 5th. Maybe I just didn’t read thoroughly…maybe I’d read again.

  53. says

    This is so fun! Thanks for letting us in on the celebration. Congratulations to both of you and thanks for sharing your journeys with us- it’s a beautiful thing!

    Oh- and just in case I win, a few of my faves are #10, #15, #32, #9 and #22.

    Thanks,
    Lisa

  54. says

    Congratulations!!! You have received some awesome gifts…I can’t wait to go to each website and check everything out even better! I am expecting in Feb 2008 and see lots and lots of goodies I would totally enjoy!! Thanks for sharing everything!

  55. Christina Joy says

    Congrats on the baby, I can’t wait till our little one arrives in March! Prizes 5 or 6 would be at the top of my list, but they all look wonderful!

  56. says

    I left a link to my gripping birth story with my second daughter. I think you’ll enjoy it–it was fast, furious, and ended in my husband catching the baby while my two-year-old looked on (the midwives didn’t arrive in time)!

  57. says

    Congrats on the new babies! I love birth stories, so I can’t wait to read everyones! Oh, and I LOVE the bunny slippers! Also 3, 6, 22, and 30

  58. says

    Congrats to both of you :) That’s pretty cool to have a baby at the same time as your sister. I’m glad the baby shower was a success! I know Pam & Emily were very excited about the turn out.

  59. says

    I would love to be entered for the random drawings! I would be grateful for any of the prizes but my top picks would be: 26,222,14,13,9 or 3. Thanks so much!

  60. says

    Congrads! I hope you and the baby are doing well!

    Anyway I would like these:
    20.Custom Tutus. My 2 year old would just be tooo cute in one, so I really want it!
    13.Baby bib and burp cloth. I am preg too….
    24.peek-a-boo nursing blankie.
    23.
    16.
    19.

    yea that is about it!

  61. says

    This is my first visit to your blog. Congrats to you both!

    I’d love to win the snack-n-go sippy cup, the hand sanitizer, the shower swaddler, the sleep sack or the baby swimvest.

    Thanks!
    Moms4Psalms

  62. Ashley says

    Congrts! Isn’t life grand!?! I would b happy with any of the prizes. So, if i happen to get picked, i’ll gladly take whatever is left!

  63. says

    This is the cutest idea! And congrats on the new baby!!! You guys have a great sense of style since all the prizes are darling!!! Any prize would be lovely- but I really need a nursing cover…

  64. Valerie says

    What an awesome site! And what a blessing to be able to share something as personal and exciting as the pregnancy of your next child with the one you came into the world with yourself! I’m so glad I found you ladies! Congrats on your beautiful daughter and I can’t wait to see pictures of Sophia as well! I have four boys ages four and under and I’m already praying to be blessed again! 😀 If chosen, we’d love to have #10 Graced Designs (who wouldn’t!?), #5 Tales of Glory Nativity Set, or #8 Diaper Cakewalk. Congrats again! 😀

    Always,
    Valerie

  65. says

    Pamela told me I forgot to put which prizes I would want, so here they are:

    First Pick: The Graced Designs portrait
    Second Pick: Baby Girl Bracelets Certificate from Vanessa Younts
    Third Pick: Tales of Glory Nativity Set

    Thanks!

  66. Cynthia Shern says

    I can’t wait to give my Daughter-in-Law A Shower. These prizes would be a great start. Please enter me for all the prizes 1-20!

  67. Jamie says

    Congratulations! It has been fun seeing the pictures.
    My favorite prizes are #6, 8, 10, 12 13, 17,19, 20, 23, and 29.

  68. says

    hi!congrats and such a great party…maybe i can throw my daughter in law one of these..she’d be thrilled,she’s due in 2008.
    i would have blogged a story but it would be my grandson’s in 2005..and i didnt want to mess up the mom’s contest..may blog it just for the heck of it..was a wonderful story.i was video taping so i have no actual pics . he came out as far as his chest and ”got stuck”.so for around 30 seconds he lay half out in the dr.s hands..eyes wide open and looking around ,with arms moving about! it was sooooo special….
    all these prizes are nice..
    CONGRATS once more …god bless you both…

  69. says

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby,Janice. Susan, hope all goes well with your baby as well! I know what it’s like to be the one left waiting- my sister-in-law and I have been pregnant together three times- she always goes right on her due date or before, and I’m always at least a week late, wondering when it will be my turn! Again, congratulations, and may God continue to bless your families and homes!

    Sara

  70. says

    I already commented but forgot to say the gift I wanted! LOL, I’d like the Baby Signing Time video. It would be cool to teach Rex some sign language and catch back up with what I learned in high school! That or the Runaway Rabbit’s FliP HoP slippers. Sure why not. :) lol

  71. Jenn says

    I let my blog die while I was pregnant – too many other things going on but I’m thankful for my brand-new little girl, she was born on September 2nd. It is awesome being a mom! Now I just need to find enough work to do from home that I can stay home full-time. I like all the gifts – great selection. This is such a fun idea, I’m glad someone did it!

  72. Julie Robinson says

    Congratulations – you are truly blessed! I would love to enter your giveaway. There are SOO many amazing prizes but my favorites are the Konfidence Jacket, Lisa Leonard Designs, and the Peekaboobaby – although I’d love to win anything – these are all wonderful!

  73. says

    Oh — I so want to play, and I think I could totally win the most pain inspiring photo one, but since it is of all my lady bits, in their glory, a purple baby (due to his cord being wrapped twice) and being able to see at my skin rips… well, it just isn’t a pic I want floating around the internet.

    Oh… and did I mention it was an unmedicated birth?

    here is my birth story though
    http://momsmoo.blogspot.com/2007/03/birth-story.html

  74. says

    I love this party! It’s so much fun! For the prizes, Four of my favorites were…. Peekaboo Baby, Diaper Cakewalk, Special Tee, and Mom’s revitalizing basket… although I wouldn’t mind winning any of them!

  75. says

    Like Le Anne this is the first time i’ve heard of a cyber shower! I don’t even really care if i win or not. This is fun! My son is already 2 years old but since his development is really delayed he’s still my little (uhmmm..big?) baby so if i do win (and i’m probably not going to get the prizes since i’m in the Philippines! LOL) then they’ll still be useful. Hmm… Now what should i put in my blog?

  76. says

    Quite honestly, with my 6 kiddos running around, I haven’t had any time for the fun stuff, but please enter me in the random drawing. My choice of prizes would be 19,24,22,20,34. (I did blog about your great party, though!!)

  77. says

    Well, since this is the only shower I’ll be part of for this baby, I’m excited. Unfortunately I don’t think I’m going to have a chance to post on my own blog in time. And, since I haven’t given birth yet I don’t really have any good pictures or stories, unless you consider flying to Russia twice for our first son as labor.

    Anyway, if I’m lucky enough to win something I would be thrilled with any of the following: 9,2,28,16,24,22,or 29.

    Congrats to both of you on your little girl and little girl to be!

  78. says

    I’m not sure if I’m too late but if I were to win something, I would love any of these: 29, 6, 22, 4, 1, 24, 35, or anything else because it all looks wonderful.

    Babies are such a blessing! I have a 3 month old little boy. Congrats and God Bless!

    If I can get pictures up in time I will. I have a beautiful preggie pic (at least i think so but i’m biased!)

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